Mixing it up Caribbean style….with Turtle Bay.

It’s been a little while since I last wrote for Student Wire, but I’m back. With a good placement year under my belt and the end of final year looming, you can imagine my joy at hearing an invite to Turtle Bay’s VIP Cocktail Masterclass had my name on it. The perfect way to kick back and forget university stress is definitely a fun night like this…I’d never been to Turtle Bay before, just always admired the sparkly lights and bright colours on my daily walk into work. It’s predecessor being an O’Neill surf-shop, it’s nice to see this building hasn’t…

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Revamp your playlist!

Are you bored with the same old songs? Do you need some new tunes for pre-drinks? Do you feel like you’re behind when it comes to the latest tracks? Here’s some ideas to give a new lease of life to your iTunes!   Utilise Soundcloud, Youtube & Spotify   If it’s new music you’re after, these three tools have the answer. If you’re into your house, garage and remixes – Soundcloud is your new best friend. This is a totally free tool that DJ’s from all over the world use to promote their music. Their homepage is full of brand…

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Unsafe Sex In The City

With hormones raging and drinks flowing, it’s no surprise that university students are the friskiest demographic. With a home away from prying parents and our laid-back attitudes to getting it on, risks are taken far too easily when it comes to unsafe sex. If it’s the rugby boys competing for notches on bedposts, or the girl who’s just discovered her sexuality…. we’re all at it. The thing that we don’t seem to be so good at however, is keeping ourselves safe. It was reported that in 2013 the abortion rate was highest for women aged 22 (at 30 per 1,000…

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Student drug culture – when does a good time turn into a nightmare?

No matter what end of the country you’re studying in, from laid-back Brighton to the upmarket Cambridge, you’re bound to encounter drug use at some stage of your university experience. If it’s not the stoners next door, it’s the Nitrous Oxide party starters or the lines being cut up at 4am. It may not necessarily be you who’s partaking – but it’s everywhere. Although illegal, it can be seen as a way to keep the party going or to unwind after exam stress, but when does ‘chasing the dragon’ turn more sinister?   The availability of illegal substances such as…

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Auxiliary Leeds is helping student and upcoming DJ’s break onto the scene!

The city of Leeds has always been known for its vast amount of house music events, with big names playing every night of the week to crowds from all three universities and beyond. Its quickly established itself as a hub for fans of the genre, and also attracts up and coming DJ’s from across the UK to study and also to find their big break. In such a heavily saturated industry, it can be hard for young DJ’s to find their voice amongst the masses, let alone have a chance to play to the public. Auxiliary Leeds wants to change…

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